Kayshon Boutte breaks SEC, LSU receiving record in historic night against Ole Miss
When LSU had Ja’Marr Chase opt out to start the season, and then Terrace Marshall made the same decision a few weeks ago, the LSU offense needed a new target at receiver. Enter Kayshon Boutte.
The freshman put up a monster game on Saturday in a win over Ole Miss as the Tigers improved to 5-5 on the season. Boutte finished with 308 receiving yards, the most in a game in SEC history and LSU history, as he made 14 catches on 20 targets with three touchdowns. That is an LSU and SEC record for receiving yards, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
Because LSU self-imposed a bowl ban, that was the final game of the season for the Tigers.
Boutte nearly doubled his season total coming into Saturday. Before the Ole Miss game, Boutte had 31 catches for 427 yards, and two touchdowns.
About two weeks ago, LSU coach Ed Orgeron was asked about Boutte’s emergence.
“We’ve been pleased with Kayshon ever since he came in,” Orgeron said. “The day Ja’Marr Chase left, he had a great day out there, battled through some injuries, stuff like that. Glad to see we’re getting him the ball. I think he’s going to be a fantastic football player for us.”